By Kristie Macrakis,Thomas Wegener Friis,Helmut Müller-Enbergs

This edited booklet examines the East German international intelligence carrier (Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung, or HVA) as a old challenge, masking politics, scientific-technical and armed forces intelligence and counterintelligence.


The members expand the traditional view of East German overseas intelligence as driven by the inter-German clash to include its focusing on of the United States, northern ecu and Scandinavian nations, highlighting parts that experience formerly acquired scant awareness, like scientific-technical and armed forces intelligence. The CIA’s underestimation of the HVA was once a tremendous intelligence failure. for this reason, East German intelligence served as a stealth weapon opposed to the U.S., West German and NATO objectives, buying the lion’s proportion of serious Warsaw Pact intelligence amassed throughout the chilly warfare. This booklet explores how even though the entire CIA’s East German resources have been double brokers managed through the Ministry of country safety, the CIA was once nonetheless capable of claim victory within the chilly warfare. issues and subject matters that run throughout the quantity comprise the espionage wars; the HVA's relationship with the Russian KGB; successes and screw ups of the BND (West German Federal Intelligence carrier) in East Germany; the CIA and the HVA; the HVA in nations outdoor of West Germany; disinformation and the position and value of intelligence collecting in East Germany.


This ebook could be of a lot curiosity to scholars of East Germany, Intelligence stories, chilly warfare historical past and German politics in general.


Kristie Macrakis is Professor on the Georgia Institute of expertise, Atlanta. Thomas Wegener Friis is an Assistant Professor on the collage of Southern Denmark’s Centre for chilly conflict stories. Helmut Müller-Enbergs is at the moment a vacationing Professor on the college of Southern Denmark and holds a tenured senior employees place on the German Federal fee for the STASI data in Berlin.

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